Student EmploymentTwo students working in the mailroom on campus.

What is it?

The Federal Work Study (FWS) program is a partnership between the federal government and George Fox University, designed to help you pay for educational expenses while also gaining valuable work experience. 

FWS is a need-based program awarded to eligible students as part of the financial aid package. The FWS award is called "Federal Student Employment" on your financial aid offer letter. However, receiving the award does not guarantee the funds or a job. 

How does it work?

At George Fox, we believe in making the FWS process mirror the post college job search as much as possible. This allows students to learn job-seeking skills needed in the marketplace. 

It is the responsibility of you, the student, to secure an on-campus job and earn wages from working.

Hours Available

  • Students can work a maximum of 10 hours per week during the academic year.
  • Work-hours differ for each job. See details when applying.


Campus jobs are limited, therefore FWS funds and jobs are NOT guaranteed. You must find a job and work in order to earn up to the award amount on the Financial Aid Offer Letter. 

  • Students earn the Oregon Yamhill County minimum wage. 
  • Students are paid on the 15th of each month for hours worked the previous month.
  • Students receive their paycheck via campus mail
  • Students may choose to set up automatic direct deposit through the Human Resources office.
  • Wages earned are NOT automatically applied to your Student Account. 
  • A portion, or all of your wages, may be applied towards your Student Account by completing a payroll deduction form. (Please contact your Student Account Specialist for more information.)

Application Process

  • Students must search and apply for jobs
  • Will go through an interview process
    • Will be expected to provide Resume/and or Letters of Recommendation 

Job Types Available

An advantage of having an on-campus job is that supervisors are dedicated to providing a work environment that is understanding towards your academic needs.

Some job examples:

  • Teacher assistants
  • Administrative office 
  • Academic office 
  • Food service 
  • Athletic and Student Activities
  • Video/Marketing production
  • And more